Dear Past Fit Laura

Dear Past Fit Laura,

It’s been a while since we’ve seen each other, and although nothing happened suddenly to separate us, there’s no denying that over the last 8 years, we’ve slowly drifted further and further apart. I still think about you all the time though, I look at pictures of you, and even kept all your old clothes.

I know now that you never really appreciated how great you were then. I know you were self-conscious, and wanted to be thinner. I know that you felt you needed to wear shorts with your bathing suit to hide your thighs. It’s really a shame that you couldn’t be happy with how you were then, and enjoy yourself and your body before it was too late.


We’re both at fault for letting us drift so far apart. You discovered how yummy plain pasta and cheese is, and had movie marathons with lots of chips, chocolate, and ice cream nearly weekly. You stopped swimming when you finished Cadets, and didn’t replace that exercise with anything else. This is when it all began, the drifting I mean. Your body slowly got bigger and bigger, but instead of stopping, you just wore looser clothes.

I’m at fault because even after I realized how far we had drifted, I didn’t do anything about it. I just kept eating whatever I wanted, whenever I wanted, and did absolutely no exercise. Yea, I missed you, but I was being lazy. I didn’t want to put in the effort to fix things.

Well, today I’m writing to you to tell you that I will do anything, whatever it takes, to see you again. We shared some amazing years together, and I want that back. And I know that our reunion will be better than ever, because together, we will be unstoppable.

I’ll see you soon, I promise.


x Present Laura

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